In 2001, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office assumed responsibility of Animal Control. Prior to this date, Animal Control was under the dominion of the Warren County Administration. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office provides enforcement of all animal control issues within the County of Warren and the Town of Front Royal. Animal law enforcement, including the methods of capture, confinement, and disposition of nuisance animals, both domestic and feral, requires that the animals be treated in the most humane manner possible.
County or Town residents who require the assistance of Warren County Animal Control are to contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 540-635-4128 or in the case of an emergency, 911. This includes any questions dealing with wildlife matters.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office Records Center maintains all records for the Sheriff’s Office and is responsible for the entry of all incident reports, traffic summons, warrants, and arrests. Eviction Notices, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) forms, taxi cab applications, applicant fingerprints, and accident reports can be obtained at this office.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office Civil Process Division carries out the sheriff's statutory responsibility for the service of process and execution of writs. These judicial process documents originate from the courts, government agencies and private attorneys in Virginia and throughout the United States. They include:
Summonses, complaints and subpoenas Writs of possession for real estate Writs of garnishment
The Civil Process Division also enforces levies and writs of attachment and conducts Sheriff's sales to aid in the collection of money judgments.
Civil Process Fees
In- State: $12 per person
Out-of-State: $75 per person
Payable to: "Warren County Sheriff's Office"
**No fee for serving protective orders**
Warren County E911/Communications Center personnel serve the citizens of Front Royal and Warren County by answering and ascertaining the nature of both emergency and non-emergency calls, and dispatching the appropriate response units. The center dispatches all requests for fire and emergency medical services, as well as emergency and non-emergency Sheriff’s Office assistance, including Animal Control. The dedicated and skilled personnel within the center track and monitor law enforcement personnel, fire, and EMS units in the field. The Communications Center also serves as an after hour answering point for other county services. In addition, the center provides coordination and support services during disasters and other emergency situations.
The Communications Center personnel are responsible for many forms of data entry, into both state and national databases, that require a great deal of attention to detail to ensure the most correct records possible. These records include stolen vehicles, as well as other stolen article files, wanted person entry, missing persons reports, and a filing maintenance of all court issued protective orders for Warren County, to name only a few.
Our goal is to provide the most efficient and effective communications possible, during emergencies and non-emergencies, to ensure the safety of life and property. Warren County E911 also offers Smart911 to it's citizens, this free service ensures that the details you would need to tell 911 are immediately available in the event you cannot verbally provide them.
We are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, supporting operations through an ever-changing comprehensive communications infrastructure.
As of Wednesday, June 25, 2014, all inmates that were housed at the old Warren County Jail at 8 East Jackson Street, Front Royal have been relocated to the new RSW (Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren) Regional Jail. The old jail facilities on Jackson Street will now serve as a court holding facility, only temporarily housing inmates who need to appear before local courts during daytime court hours.
RSW Regional Jail
6601 Winchester Road Front Royal, VA 22630
Telephone: (540) 622-6097 or (540) 622-8678
Fax: (540) 622-2846
WARREN COUNTY COURTHOUSE
1 EAST MAIN STREET
FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA 22630
Select "View Larger Map" for directions
Specific information about Warren County Courts can be found by using the following link http://www.courts.state.va.us/. Click on Circuit Courts, General District Courts, or Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts, then click Warren. This link can also be used to pay a traffic ticket or other minor offense on-line and to find information about Virginia’s Judicial System.
To avoid delays and possibly miss your scheduled hearing, it is recommended that you check your pockets, parcels, and key rings to ensure you have no items that could conceivably be used as a weapon. Do not overlook items such as pocket knives and fingernail clippers. You will not be permitted beyond the checkpoint with anything questionable. Leave these things at home or in your vehicle. Plan ahead, arrive early, and allow time to pass through the security checkpoint.
The following are some items and activities not permitted in the courtrooms. This is not an all encompassing list.
- Food and drinks are not allowed.
- Chewing gum is not allowed.
- Newspaper reading is not allowed.
- Sleeping is not allowed.
Proper attire is required in the courtroom. Clothing items not permitted are shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, any clothing with obscene language or pictures, and any clothing denoting gang affiliation. Head coverings and sunglasses will be removed prior to entry into the courtroom. Conversation in the court gallery will be kept short and will not disrupt court proceedings. Any communication with inmates, whether verbal or non-verbal, is prohibited. Any communication with inmates will be cause for immediate expulsion from the courtroom with additional possibility of criminal charges being placed against you.
For additional information on prohibitions and restrictions inside our courthouse, please refer to our Judicial Order.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office Victim Witness Program
200 Skyline Vista Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630
The Warren County Victim Witness Program is located at the Warren County Public Safety Building at 200 Skyline Vista Drive, Front Royal, VA. The Victim Witness Program helps victims receive fair and compassionate treatment throughout the criminal justice process. Serving the Town of Front Royal and the County of Warren, the Victim Witness Program is staffed by a full-time director, Candy Dixon. The primary goals of the program are to help you understand the process of the criminal justice process, provide you with information regarding your case and provide you with referrals for community services.
DEFINITION OF A VICTIM:
Anyone suffering from physical, emotional, or financial harm as a direct result of a felony or certain misdemeanor crimes. The definition of victim includes spouses, children, parents, siblings, grandparents, and guardians of certain victims under the Crime Victim and Witness Rights Act.
§ 19.2-11.01. Crime victim and witness rights.
A. In recognition of the Commonwealth's concern for the victims and witnesses of crime, it is the purpose of this chapter to ensure that the full impact of crime is brought to the attention of the courts of the Commonwealth; that crime victims and witnesses are treated with dignity, respect, and sensitivity; and that their privacy is protected to the extent permissible under law. It is the further purpose of this chapter to ensure that victims and witnesses are informed of the rights provided to them under the laws of the Commonwealth; that they receive authorized services as appropriate; and that they have the opportunity to be heard by law enforcement agencies, attorneys for the Commonwealth, corrections agencies, and the judiciary at all critical stages of the criminal justice process to the extent permissible under law. Unless otherwise stated and subject to the provisions of § 19.2-11.1, it shall be the responsibility of a locality's crime victim and witness assistance program to provide the information and assistance required by this chapter, including verification that the standardized form listing the specific rights afforded to crime victims has been received by the victim.
As soon as practicable after identifying a victim of a crime, the investigating law-enforcement agency shall provide the victim with a standardized form listing the specific rights afforded to crime victims. The form shall include a telephone number by which the victim can receive further information and assistance in securing the rights afforded crime victims, the name, address, and telephone number of the office of the attorney for the Commonwealth, and the name, address and telephone number of the investigating law-enforcement agency.
Some of the services provided include:
- Information and Assistance with Protective Orders
- Information and Assistance with Victims’ Compensation
- Court Accompaniment
- Explanation of court procedures and a tour of the courtroom
- Referrals to social service agencies and counseling agencies
- Assistance in preparing a Victim Impact Statement
- Crime prevention information and assistance
- Assistance in seeking restitution
- Assistance in applying for compensation with the CICF (Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund)
If you have been a victim of crime, please contact the Warren County Victim Witness Program at (540)636-6638. Brochures may be obtained at the Victim Witness Office at the Warren County Public Safety Building.
Our Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is responsible for supporting law enforcement operations by managing the assignment and investigation of all major crimes that occur in the County of Warren. We investigate all types of crimes, including murder, robbery, rape, burglary, and grand larceny to name a few. Investigators are also responsible for processing crime scenes, collection of evidence, arrest of suspects, and presentation of cases to the Commonwealth’s Attorney for prosecution.
We currently have nine full time investigators assigned to the division. These investigators have an accumulative 125 years of experience in the law enforcement field. This brings a vast expanse of knowledge and experience to the table, adding such diversity, which is needed to investigate so many different types of crimes.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office is in need of any information you may have regarding the below listed unsolved cases.:
in the murder of
Carol Gordon (1998)